Emergency Walk…

Three years ago this month…I had brain surgery for Chiari I Malformation…it had been an usual winter in the south…and…we had a large snow that wouldn’t go away…school was closed the entire week before my surgery…thankfully…the roads were clear enough for me to make it to Birmingham for the operation…I didn’t want it to be canceled due to weather

This week…a freakish snow and ice storm hit Birmingham…pretty much paralyzing the entire city…motorist were stranded for hours…many overnight…children spent the night at schools because their parents couldn’t reach them…neighbors helped neighbor…strangers helped strangers…

And…

My neurosurgeon…Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw…walked six miles…to preform emergency brain surgery…

Although…I already had total respect for him…how can you not respect someone who held your brain in his hands…I am blown out of the water by his dedication and determination…

Jane

PS…Here’s the link to the article…

http://blog.al.com/wire/2014/01/doctor_walks_six_miles_in_snow.html

Don’t Beet Me…

This morning…Bertha…seems bound and determined to…beet…me…

That’s right…seems that she’s sending me…beet…messages…via email and Twitter…I’m sure there’s one on Facebook too…I just haven’t looked…

Interestingly…beets are not my favorite food…actually…they don’t even make the list of foods that I enjoy…I did try some a couple of years ago in a smoothie…and…they were pretty good…well…the cherries and raspberries hid the flavor pretty well…

So…what’s up with the beets this morning…I’m not sure…but I printed out a recipe for Borscht…so…I guess I will be finding out…and…hopefully I will enjoy it since it’s supposed to be very healthy…

Bertha…says it’s a lot like my life…it’s easy to totally discount something that I didn’t enjoy years ago…and never try it again…when…in truth…I’m not the same person at all…

Hmmm…

Jane